Be Careful What You Ask For
The book of Samuel represents the story of transition. Israel will transition from being a collection of tribes to a centralized nation ruled by a monarch. The biggest mark of this transition might have been captured in a request made by the people: “Give us a king to govern us!” How will this request and the granting of this request impact the trajectory of Israel’s story? What do we invite into our lives when we reject God as king?
- 1 Samuel 8:1-22